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Re: cron + network share(w/ full access?)
- From: Alan London <alondon7 at yahoo dot ca>
- To: tgun at bioscrypt dot com
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 1 Jan 2004 20:37:43 -0800 (PST)
- Subject: Re: cron + network share(w/ full access?)
Hello and Happy New Year.
Would it be possible to see your altered /etc/passwd?
I must be doing something wrong. I've made my user
have uid 18, put his entry before SYSTEM, and I still
get the same 1062 error when starting the cron service
as that user.
I've been banging my head against the wall on the
cron-job-accessing-network-shares problem for a couple
days now :) I'm glad I found this thread, it's given
me some hope.
Can anyone verify that they've got this trick/hack to
work in the current version of cygwin cron?
Thanks in advance,
> Right. Looks like 18 is hardwired in cron.
> So after you create that user and update the
/etc/passwd file you would need to edit
> /etc/password and change the uid of the user to 18.
With a little bit of luck
> the setuid(18) will be a noop.
> Try keeping the SYSTEM uid to 18, too, for now. It's
probably hardwired too.
> My head is spinning and I don't have the time to
sort through all the implications.
ok, changing the uid to 18 in the passwd file did it.
thanks a lot!
thanks to all the Cygwin developers, it's a fantastic
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